Every Water Supply Complaint Should Be Addressed On Priority: LG

Jammu- The Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha on Friday directed the Jal Shakti Department to speed up implementation of Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) project in the Union Territory and asked the officials to address every single complaint from the citizens over water supply on priority.

Sinha made these remarks while reviewing various aspects related to Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) project at the Civil Secretariat here on Friday, an official spokesperson said.

During the meeting, he said, the LG sought a detailed report on the progress made under Jal Jeevan Mission across the UT, including functional household tap connections; tap water connections to rural-public institutions; present status of water supply system and water treatment under JJM.

The LG, he said, also directed the concerned officials to speed up implementation of the project to achieve the desired results on ground.

“We are determined to provide tap water connection to every household and capacity building of Water Quality Management-testing, monitoring & surveillance,” Sinha said.

“Improved SDG ranking of J&K in NITI Aayog's report is testimony of our commitment to ensure safe water supply and sanitation,” he said.

According to the official spokesperson, the LG directed the officials to ensure sustainability of the source water supply system, along with maintaining inter-departmental coordination for the effective implementation of the project.

“Every single complaint from the citizens regarding water supply should be addressed on priority,” Sinha said.

As per the official spokesperson, M Raju, Commissioner/Secretary to the Government, Jal Shakti Department gave a detailed presentation on the status of Jal Jeevan Mission in the UT including functional household tap Connections; district wise schemes proposed under JJM; support activities (ISA, IEC & HRD activities); filtration plant capacity & augmentation; existing & the proposed infrastructure for water treatment under JJM and hydrogeomorphology maps (HGM Maps) for ground water exploration.

“The chair was also briefed about the Village Action Plans & Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) of Jal Jeevan Mission submitted to J&KWRRA for technical evaluation,” he said.

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